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last night, the night of september 11, militants fired a rocket in a the u.s. consulate in benghazi, killing ambassador stevens, and three other americans. tonight, they are being remembered. we have team coverage. ken wayne says the pentagon is already taking action, but we begin at uc berkely and a candlelight vigil at stevens old fraternity. >> reporter: that vigil just wrapped up about a half hour ago. these students did not know stevens, but they were inspired by his life. tonight, they lit candles in his honor, and projected a photo of stevens on the side of the house, for a man people say had great dreams and a good heart. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s.ambassador to libya. >> reporter: this video shows him introducing himself last may. before stevens left the u.s., he spoke with steven browning. >> very earnest, and somewhat humbled by the task was about to undertake. i think he was very conscious of the enormity of the task. >> reporter: it was a dream come true for the bay area native. >> he was just a great, all around guy. one of those guys from school
said he had deep ties to bengazi and are not surprised he was there -- benghazi and are not surprised he was there. information specialist sean smith and regional security guard were caught in a safe room when a fire possibly started by a rocket propelled cannon trapped them. stevens was taken to the hospital and hours later his body was taken to the consulate airport. >> the attack in libya appears to be a very coordinated military style attack. this was not a demonstration gone bad. this was a clear targeted event. >> reporter: u.s. officials and top libyan leader said today it is still unclear who is behind the attack and that if the protest behind a film was just a cover. he was the u.s. representative to the new national council in benghazi during the ends of the gadhafi regime. >> it was his job to find out who these rebels were, who they respected and how he could respect the u.s. in dealing with them. >> reporter: friends of stevens are planning a memorial in honor of stevens. >>> more details are emerging about the man who made the inflammatory film. he's identified as nakou
. >> there in benghazi he layed down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. today chris is home. >> secretary of state hillary clinton asked stevens to be the u.s. ambassador to libya this year knowing the u.s. needed a strong presence and leader to engage with the country's revolutionaries that overthrew gadhafi. stevens was the man. >> reporter: he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and that california cool. >> reporter: sprinkled in today were songs of america and the america that will never retreat from the world. >> we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. >> scripture teaches us, greater love have no man than this, but a man lay down his life for his friends. >> reporter: and lay down their lives these four patriots did for their friends, for their country. mike mibach, ktvu news. >>> republican nominee mitt romney took time out today during a campaign stop in ohio to acknowledge the r
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